The EMERGY team

EMERGY’s team boasts rich experience in both renewable energy and in wind farms.

All key management members have extensive knowledge of renewable energy, with 10 to 25 years of experience related to project development and tailoring of complex finance solutions in the international capital market.


Emma Collins

Emma Collins


Emma has more than 30 years of experience in the renewable energy industry. She joined NBT in 2021, having previously been CEO of Wind Energy Holding, a leading wind power developer in Southeast Asia, where she developed 700 MW of wind projects to operation. She has ten years’ experience in private equity and over 17 years’ experience from senior management positions of such as Vestas A/S (formerly NEG Micon A/S) and Taylor Woodrow, and during this time she has been involved in delivering 1000’s MW in over 20 countries across four continents.

Thorstein Jensen, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Project Finance at NBT AS

Thorstein Jenssen

Business Development / Finance

Thorstein has more than 20 years of experience from the Nordic and international power markets working for both SME and blue chip energy companies. Founder and previously CEO of the Norwegian hydropower developer Fjellkraft AS. Proven track record in business development, contract negotiations, corporate finance and project financing. Board member in Norwegian Ukraine Chamber of Commerce. 

Bernt Granås

Bernt Granås


Bernt has extensive background from the oil and gas industry world wide, of these many years in project delivery, leadership and business development. He has also championed project in the wind industry, latest as the Project Director of our 250 MW wind farm in Syvash, now taking on the 337,5MW Zophia Wind farm.


Per-Olaf Hustad

Corporate Functions

Per-Olaf has an extensive background from the oil and gas industry worldwide, of these many years in Executive, General and Project Management positions in Upstream Operating Companies

Joar Viken CEO NBT AS

Joar Viken

Joar has more than 25 years of global experience from wind power and real estate development and operations. He founded NBT and developed the company as CEO until 2021, when he resigned and stepped into the role as Group Advisor. He is also an investor and board member in several real estate companies.

Board of Directors

Andy Kinsella

Andy Kinsella


Mr.Kinsella was Executive Director of Mainstream Renewable Power from its founding in 2008 and was appointed CEO in September 2017. He is founding partner and CEO of a newly formed renewable power development company, Aer Soléir, in partnership with private equity firm Quantum Energy Partners. Mr. Kinsella has previously had leadership positions in Siemens, GE and Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB). He has been a member of the Renewables Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency (Paris), and been a member of the Energy sub-Committee of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and Member of the Advisory Committee to the Independent Committee on Climate Change (London).

Svein Sivertsen, chairman of the NBT board

Svein Sivertsen

Board member

With an engineering degree from Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU), Mr. Sivertsen is a professional board member and advisor for companies in a wide range of industries in Norway. His previous positions include managing director of Fokus Bank ASA (now Danske Bank).

Ulf Juvel, NBT AS board member

Ulf Juvel

Board Member

Mr. Juvel is Executive Chairman and main shareholder of international lime product manufacturer SMA Mineral Group. He has significant board experience from companies in sectors like high tech, truck and wind power.

Caroline Lund

Caroline Lund

Board Member

Ms. Lund is founder and partner in the law firm Lund & Co. She has extensive experience within energy law, and has previously been recognised in the Legal 500 ranking as a recommended lawyer in electricity and renewable energy.

Elise Fahlén

Elise Fahlén

Board Member

Ms. Fahlén has previously worked as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, in addition to eight years investment experience from, amongst others, Curitas AB, Blue AB, SBM Offshore and from EQT Partners’ infrastructure team. Her current position is Investment Manager for H&M CO:LAB, the venture capital arm of H&M Group.